Laird behind the saxophone wins top engineering award

March 2, 2016

Cassidy Laird, a member of Clemson University’s Tiger Band, helped football fans celebrate touchdowns the past four years by playing Tiger Rag on her alto saxophone.

Now the senior from Fleming Island, Florida, has another reason to cheer.

Laird has won the Roger R. and Laura M. Yoerger Preprofessional Engineer of the Year Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

The award recognizes the nation’s top outstanding undergraduate engineer who has excelled scholastically and has been a leader in local, regional and international communities.